The structure of the new road bridge at Camms Road is rapidly taking shape in Cranbourne.
Crews recently worked around the clock to lift 2 large crosshead segments into place. These crosshead segments form part of the foundational structure and will support the bridge deck once the new road bridge is complete.
The combined segments weigh just over 100 tonnes, the equivalent of 17 elephants! Crews used a massive 350-tonne crane to lift these sections of the bridge into place at night, while Camms Road was closed to traffic.
Work is also continuing on the installation of 490 patterned wall panels that will form the retaining walls of the road bridge.
These panels are formed with a geometric pattern on the surface that create a graphic that can be seen from afar.
Major construction is well underway, with the level crossing set to be removed by 2024 and the new road bridge open to traffic and pedestrians a year ahead of schedule.
Removing the level crossing at Camms Road will ease congestion and improve safety for 12,000 drivers who pass through it each day, where boom gates can be down for up to 12% of the morning peak.
With more than 137 trains passing through the level crossing each day – it is critical to remove the level crossing now to reduce congestion in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas.
The new road bridge will also allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the rail line and features improved lighting along the shared use path and within the upgraded Cranbourne Station car park.
The Camms Road Level Crossing Removal Project is being delivered as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade. Construction on 8km of duplicated track between Cranbourne and Dandenong is complete and a new Merinda Park Station is open to passengers.
View our latest Image gallery below to see the crosshead segments being lifted into place.